SCHS Air Force JROTC
Welcome to the HOME PAGE of Sand Creek HS AFJROTC. We are AFJROTC CO-20071. Below, you will find links to social media (SnapChat and Facebook) where you'll find current information on our activiities. You'll also see highlighted activiites for the next two weeks. To the left are links to the instuctor's pages, a calendar of yearly AFJROTC events, and a link to AFJROTC CO-20071 documents (Cadet Guide, Corps Goals and Cadet Contract).
If you have questions about AFJROTC, please email
Lt Col Ryan Pontius firstname.lastname@example.org
Week of 8 March: No Uniform
Week of 29 March: Open Collar
Week of 5 April: Closed Collar
Week of 12 April: SAT/PSAT Testing, No Uniform
UPCOMING AFJROTC EVENTS
27 March 2021 - SCHS Clean-up
6 and 15 April - Rocket Club (after school JROTC rm)
24 Apr 2021 - SCHS Clean-up
27 Apr 2021 - SCHS JROTC Awards Ceremony (tentative date)
15 May 2021 - Field Day (tentative date)
2020/2021 PHOTOS/COMPLETED EVENTS
Remington Elementary and Sand Creek High Clean-up
Cadets from Sand Creek High gave up their Saturday morning to show love to the environment by cleaning the grounds of Sand Creek High and Remington Elementary.
Sand Creek and JFK High Cadets volunteer at the Race Against Suicide
2019-2020 PHOTOS / Completed Events
Sand Creek and Falcon High cadets combine to show appreciation for local active duty military and Veterans before the Sand Creek vs Falcon boys basketball game. The cadets presented a large American flag along with the service flags.
Twelve Sand Creek Cadets competed in a PT and Leadership Competition put on by Air Academy High
Placing Wreaths At Pikes Pike National Cemetery
Sand Creek AFJROTC had the honor of participating in a ceremony at Pike's Peak National Cemetery to put Christmas wreaths on the graves of the fallen.
Sand Creek AFJROTC received its triennial inspection from Headquarters AFJROTC on 11 December. The cadets worked hard in preparation for the inspection and received an "exceeds standards" rating, the highest rating possible.
Thanksgiving - SCHS AFJROTC donated 14 Thanksgiving baskets to Sand Creek High families who could use a helping hand during the holiday season. The cadets collected the food items and also decorated the baskets before distribution.
Veterans Day - Sand Creek AFJROTC showed its appreciation for our Veterans by presenting the Colors at four Veterans Day ceremonies in d49 and one for veterans in a retirement home.
Veterans Day Parade - Appoximately 85 Sand Creek High AFJROTC cadets joined as we made our 12th appearance in the annual Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade.
Boo Bash 2019
Sand Creek AFJROTC in conjunction with STUCO, NHS, FBLA, Theater, and JOI Club provided a spooktacular Halloween experience for the Sand Creek Community. Over 500 kids and parents enjoyed the games and haunted house during the annual Boo Bash event. The safe Halloween alternative raised $325 and collected approximately 200 food items which will all go to Care and Share Food bank.
D49 Cup- Intra-district AFJROTC Competition
Sand Creek placed second in the 2nd annual D49 Cup. Falcon edged us out by a few points to take the trophy this year. Watch out Falcon! We are putting you on notice for next year.
Seventy-five Air Force Junior ROTC cadets helped Sand Creek High and the surrounding neighborhoods look a lot nicer by cleaning the grounds on Saturday 7 September 2019. Multiple bags of trash were collected from fields, parking lots, and along streets in the Sand Creek neighborhood.
Sand Creek Homecoming Military Appreciation Color Guard
Cadet Leadership Course Fall
Five senior Sand Creek JROTC cadets participated in a 2-day leadership and character seminar held at the Air Force Academy Center for Character and Leadership Development. The cadets learned many lessons that will help them be successful in leading the Sand Creek Corps of Cadets throughout the school year.
Academy Football Game
Sand Creek cheered on the AFA Falcons during their parent weekend football game. Thiry-five (mostly AS1) cadets witnessed firsthand the importance of disciplne and teamwork as they watched the Wings of Blue parachute in, the Academy Corps of Cadets march on the field, and the Falcon football team get their first victory of the year.
State Fair Parade
Sand Creek AFJROTC Color Guard precedes the Scorpion Band as they march in the Colorado State Fair Parade
SCHS Color Guard at District-wide teacher back-to-school event
Junior ROTC Overview
The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps is a federal program sponsored by the Armed Forces in high schools across the United States. The program was originally created as part of the National Defense Act of 1916 and later expanded under the 1964 ROTC Vitalization Act.
According to Title 10, Section 2031 of the United States Code, the purpose of Junior ROTC is "to instill in students in [United States] secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment." Additional objectives are established by the service departments of the Department of Defense. Under 542.4 of Title 32 (National Defense) of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Department of the Army has declared those objectives for each cadet to be:
Section 524.5 of the CFR National Defense title states in part that JROTC should "provide meaningful leadership instruction of benefit to the student and of value to the Armed Forces. ... Students will acquire: (1) An understanding of the fundamental concept of leadership, military art and science, (2) An introduction to related professional knowledge, and (3) An appreciation of requirements for national security. The dual roles of citizen/soldier and soldier/citizen are studied. ... These programs will enable cadets to better serve their country as leaders, as citizens, and in military service should they enter it. ... The JROTC and NDCC are not, of themselves, officer-producing programs but should create favorable attitudes and impressions toward the Services and toward careers in the Armed Forces."
- Developing citizenship and patriotism
- Developing self-reliance and responsiveness to all authority.
- Improving the ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.
- Developing an appreciation of the importance of physical fitness.
- Increasing a respect for the role of the U.S. Armed Forces in support of national objectives.
- Developing a knowledge of team building skills and basic military skills.
- Taking 3–4 years of the course grants cadets the ability to rank higher if they pursue a military career.